Month: April 2022

rise program

Focus on R.I.S.E.

April 28, 2022

We’re Lizette Sweiven & Kara Tupy, and we run the RISE program at The Cottonwood School. As past and present homeschooling moms, we wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts on homeschooling in community through the teen years. Below we share some reflections on the junior high and high school years specifically born […]

mindset quote

April/May Mindset: The Time is Now!

April 25, 2022

This week our students will be learning about the benefits of letting themselves be vulnerable when faced with new experiences and challenges. Fear is a common response in these situations. Children may feel uncertain, vulnerable, and anxious. When they allow themselves to be vulnerable and step out of their comfort zones, they may experience some […]

community connection

Focus on Community Connection

April 20, 2022

Welcome back, friends. We hope you enjoyed a fantastic Spring Break. We are in the home stretch of the 2021-2022 school year, and we are finishing stronger than ever with some exciting community events and celebrations. From now through next week, we have upwards of 12 events, trips, and activities to look forward to and […]

Cottonwood Star of the Week – Erikka

April 7, 2022

Our Cottonwood Star of the Week is Erikka!   Her mom says: Erikka is a sophomore at Cottonwood and has been working hard on checking off high school standards. She has been maintaining her coursework and grades. She is helpful and thoughtful. Erikka has dedicated some of her time helping to coach tee ball in […]

April & May Mindset: The Time is Now!

April 19, 2022

This week our students will be learning about how important it is to Get in the Zone! With life’s challenges, we can all experience a variety of feelings and emotions. These feelings and emotions may even include anger, jealously, or resentment. The key is to recognize when we are out of sorts, pause, and figure out a way to […]

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